Robot music is an ongoing robotic research project between me and Jacob Remin, centered around automation, creation and loss of control.

The project was initiated in 2017 and has been shown in various forms at Illutron (Copenhagen), Algomech Festival (Sheffield) and Internetdagarna (Stockholm).

Central to robot music, is robotic arms that play music on a Commodore 64 and other sound machines. The robot loads songs that we have made and re-works them live by changing the notes, instruments, arrangements, effects and by applying a general “robot cool” to the mix.

While the robot performs, we sit next to it to talk to people about robots being “creative” and “stealing our jobs”.

3 hour unedited live performance at Internetdagarna, using Commodore 64 & KaossPad.

↗ Algomech 2017. Photo by James Vanderhoeven.

↗ Illutron 2017.